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and lester holt in afghanistan, and ann curry inside syria. >>> and trouble in the skies. canceled flights, emergency landings, seats coming loose in flight. a tough time for american airlines, and for the thousands of customers who fly every day. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. at this point you have to assume both men have the facts down cold. one of them, after all, has been president for four years. the other has been running for longer than that. barack obama and mitt romney are both nearing the end of intense debate prep, and coaching sessions. and at this point, they're designed either to create or prevent that moment that we've all seen that can somehow change the race. and with millions of americans watching these debates like a kind of super bowl of american politics, the stakes are high as the two men face each other in denver, just two days from now. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. it is the political super bowl, or perhaps the world series. mitt romney, behind in all battleground polls
it before. nightly news begins now >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, sitting in for brian tonight, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, it will take him to eight states spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air miles. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver. >> reporter: well, lester, good evening, having approached both campaigns about getting access and spending time with them as we get close today finds us in the middle of roughly 24 hours riding along during several stops with the obama campaign. earlier today that meant a stop in iowa. we had an opportunity to sit down with the president, all of that, by the way, for a special package on tomorrow evening's broadcast of "rock cente
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" with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. you were out late last night with your son and daughter-in-law. i was at my -- we'll call it my five-year high school reunion last night. i walked in. i thought i would get a lot of what are you doing, this and that and how have you changed? no. the question i got more than anything else is, oh, i'm surprised you didn't bring lester. ou didn't bring lester. really? you thought i would bring lester. hey guys, this is lester. >> i could have come in my prom suit, you know, the bright baby blue. >> i went for the popular look. >> it should be missed. >> this is why lester was missed. >> better to be invited. >> next ten years. anyway, a lot of politics to get to. president obama and governor romney spending the next two days studying notes for the next debate. this is their second three meetings and they are taking it very seriously. neither scheduling any other events today. well get a report in just a min
in new york, this is nbc "fightly news" with lester holt. >> one month from today we'll be coming on the air counting down to the poll closings. the month to go mark in a race that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level from fund-raising to how the candidates define themselves and each other to an electorate that is now fully engaged and focused. our andrea mitchell is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter alexander on the campaign trail in florida tonight. good evening. >> reporter: with one month to go, mitt romney is trying to capture the energy, with more enthusiastic crowds and a simpler message. >> thank you. >> reporter: after weeks that reenergized republicans and reinvigorated the race, president obama is trying to blunt mitt romney's momentum embracing friday's encouraging economic news. >> we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the work
it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look. we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia, looking at where it is the worst. >> reporter: well, brian, when the storm happens, people are excited, shocked, maybe scared. now there is a sense of people looking at what they lost, what they can do, where they can't go. the president looked at the situation, what can be easily fixed. >> reporter: first water, and now fire, blazing homes lighting up the pre-dawn sky over brick township, new jersey, gas leaks, a direct result of hurricane sandy, putting others at risk. two days later, the area is still reeling, especially along the shoreline. today, the president witnessed it firsthand, in a fly-over with jersey's governor, he saw miles of coastline, sea side communities now in ruins, some still under water. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: the president was not the only one assessing the damage today. all along
point in afghanistan. nbc's lester holt will join me on what the continued violence means for the ongoing war. >>> first, you've seen had them in obama campaign adds targeting governor romney. now former workers from bain are stumping for the president ahead of wednesday's first debate. i'll speak to one of them next. as always join in our conversation. find us on twitter @thomas a. roberts. or get the yard ready for cool an energy weather?n to size? the answer? a lot less. the great american fix-up is going on now... ...with new projects every week and big savings every day. so you can do what needs to be done. today. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, owens corning ecotouch attik insulation is only $11.87 a roll. but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land -
14 today including three americans. we are deployed in the hot spots today with lester holt live in afghanistan and ann curry on the syrian border. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington, days away from thes first presidential debate in denver where mitt romney and barack obama will be trying to reach a shrinking pool of undecided voters. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla. the challenges for both. everyone trying to lower expectations but the fact is, that both of these -- both of these debaters are experienced, they both had primary debates but there is a challenge first for mitt romney, he's never gone head-to-head against barack obama and for the president, he has not debated in a while. he didn't have any -- of course didn't have any primary challenges this year. >> right. andrea, i always think it's hilarious, last night in las vegas barack obama said i'm an okay debater. it's like when lou holtz was the coach of notre dame and playing east/west texas state, i don't know, they're pretty strong this year. you have to put it in some context. both of the
. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning, good to see you. >> it's nice to see the sunshine state is the center of the political universe right now, the third and final debate between the two candidates, lester. >> yeah, that's a day away from the final face-to-face showdown between president obama and governor romney down in boca raton, florida, as it has in the past, just might hold the key to winning the white house. there are 29 electoral votes up for grabs. the last nbc news/"wall street journa journal"/marist poll shows the candidates in a statistical dead heat. most other polls show the race just as tight. now florida voters have an uncanny abilit
. >> and that is our broadcast on a friday night, thank you for joining us. i'm brian williams. lester holt will be here with you this weekend. of course we hope to see you right back here on monday night. in the meantime, have a good weekend. good night. >> good evening. thanks for joining us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. let all of the games begin. a block buster weekend for san francisco is under way. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge. traffic is streaming into the city and it's going to get more full. but this is the calm before the storm. the storm of people that will hit the city tomorrow. from the america's cup races to the blue angels it will be a
. >>> that's nbc "nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting for all of us here at nbc news. good night. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. aladdin bail bonds. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds.
'm brian williams, lester holt will be here with you this weekend. we, of course, hope to see you right back here on monday night. in the meantime, please have a good weekend. good night. >>> a break in the case, police make an arrest in the arson case in the office of a local mayor. what we've learned about the suspect. >> i'm jody hernandez, two teenagers have been arrested for the brutal killing that happened inside this home. i'll have reaction from the victim's family coming up. >>> and gearing up for game three, we're live in detroit at the giants prep for the next chapter in their magical run. >>> thanks for being with us on this friday evening. >> the kind of case that fear and nightmares are made of. that's how the alameda sheriff's department is describing the strangulation and burning of a castro woman. two teenagers have been arrested accused of robbing and killing a woman they actually knew. jody hernandez has the details live from castro valley. this is a stunner. >> reporter: it really is, jessica. the victim and her boyfriend not only
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more on "nbc nightly news" later. for now, i'm lester holt, nbc news, point pleasant, new jersey. >>> like a gift from the baseball heavens, one of the most dominant and magical teams in history. broken bats turned into victories. broken careers turned into stories of redemption. in the end, not just one player, but the group that captured the heart of the bay area. they are world series champions and then there are giants. >> welcome to downtown san francisco. about 1 million people here on this halloween to celebrate giants style for the 2012 world series parade. and everyone decked out in orange and black. i'm raj mathai alongside jessica. this is happening twice for us. >> deja vu. if you win it, they will come. downtown is the field of dreams for the giants for this 108th world series. they back. the boys of summer really in their glory and it's just going to be a whole celebration about today. we want to show you a little bit of the course they are taking and along the route, we have thousands of people. it starts at the foot of the ferry plaza on stewart street where you h
sleeping. welcome to "dateline," everyone, i'm lester holt t is one of those cases that everien thought they knew the answer to a husband murdered in the middle of the night it seemed strange no one else in the house that night was hurt, including his wife, sleeping by his side. stranger still was who the killer ultimately tushd out to be. here's keith morrison. >> reporter: it was cold the night the full moon rose, february cold in the desert valley that spilled down from reno, nevada. and in that moonlight all silver pale you the wind in the dead of night you worried at the gray end of grass, wind a cry around the corner of the house, whistled past the unlocked door. something evil afoot. something here inside. where the moon peered through the window and into the master bedroom. a little after the 3:00 in the morning. >> this is a case built on lies and deception and cat and mouse. who knew what it was? >> reporter: but the story, when it began back in 2005, was about love or what certainly felt like t in fact, fair to say it was two kinds of love. there was what happened to ben when
on a cliffhanger of a case in an instant. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm lester holt. the papers called it the spray tan murder trial. but could a spray tan really be to blame for a young mother's puzzling death? the questions in this case started early one morning with a dramatic call for help and ended five years later with an equally dramatic verdict in court. here's keith morrison. >> reporter: the story when it hit the news sounded almost crazy. >> killed by a spray tan. >> claiming his wife died after an allergic reaction to her spray tan -- >> husband accused of murdering his wife tries to blame the death a simple spray tan and a myth is born. the case of the spray tan death. what a headline. that was a strange tale. it was true that a spray tan did briefly play a role at the heart of what sounded like murder, but the real story -- headlines don't always tell it, do they? the true story of what happened here in miami was far more troubling, tragic, and bizarre than any headline. and it all happened so fast. >> business was good. beautiful house. great friends. and then it changed
'm lester holt. for years the woman in this story lived in the most painful kind of limbo. her son disappeared and there wasn't a shred of evidence what happened to him. she may never have known his fate if not for a quick thinking detective whose tools were the internet and plain old common sense. to solve the cold case she needed the help of a killer. here's keith morrison. >> it's a strange thing that happens among the marshes and the soft soil in coastal florida. things have a way of coming up. things buried in the ground in the past. or both. it was july 2003, beaches quiet, snow birds back up north. no one noticed it first what was starting inland a little in a town called pembroke pines where donna just three months a detective, a rookie really had been assigned to a brand-new cold case unit. >> the sergeant came into the office and dropped a box of papers right on my desk and said here, see what you can do with this. i began to wonder, hmm, is this a test to see can she really do this? >> the case was a challenge was an under statement. all the forgotten mystery, the disapp
booker's place. >>> welcome to "dateline," everyone. i'm lester holt. what do you know about your ancestors? a lot of us might not know much before our grandparents. the young woman in tonight's story didn't even know that. she started a search and crossed paths with a hollywood producer on a mission of his own. their journey took them to the deep south during the battle for civil rights. on an old film, an nbc documentary, they uncovered an explosive family secret. that is nearly 50 years old. some words spoken there we find offensive today. the mississippi delta is nearly 2,000 miles from the hollywood hills where ray defalita grew up and now works as a film maker. it's a lifetime away from the neighborhood where yvette johnson is raising her boys. yet a year ago these strangers both bent on unraveling personal family mysteries discovered they share adied a unique bond. it was a bond rooted in a 1976 nbc documentary on race. >> people in other areas of the country are convinced we are prejudiced against the color of the skin. >> that felt their way of life was under attack by c
, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so long now, but one month from today, voters nationwide will head to the polls and that's it. >> they say it's been -- after a rough debate, a little good news for president obama. unemployment fell to its lowest level since he took office. >>> we're going to look at what's driving the higher prices. >> a story of a miraculous recovery. a 23-year-old woman's brush with death when her skull was separated from her spine in a car accident. she'll be here to tell us how doctors were able to help her survive. >> it's called an internal decapitation. it was gruesome. it's amazing. it's really a wonderful story. then we're going switch gears. lester and i went to jamaica over the summer for work. i don't want to just han
, october 13th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm tamron hall. it is the ending that no one wanted. after a week-long search, police say the body they found earlier this week is that of little jessica ridgeway, the 10-year-old girl who disappeared after she was headed off to elementary school a week ago. >> i was actually in denver this week when they found the body. unable to identify it. but parents especially very scared, very angry about this whole thing. there is a predator on the loose, a killer. >> the investigation is continuing. we're going to talk about that in a moment. >>> also ahead, with just three days to go until the next presidential debate, the candidates have a busy weekend campaigning and preparing for their next showdown. take a look at how they're getting ready, especially in light of their running mate's performances on thursday night. >> it was a big night. i was in kentucky. a lot going o
decided to give lester holt a workout he would never forget. >> yeah. i should be out of traction any day now. what part of the word rest don't you understand? >> i just feel like you brag about all the stamina you have. i figured you didn't need rest in the middle of a workout. >> 100 degrees out there. >> 19 minutes of fun for him. 60 minutes of fun for me. we're going to start with politics, though. presidential politics. can a better than expected employment report give president obama a boost? mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was only three tenths a percentage drop. 7.8% in september. but compared to other months, that is an enormous drop below the symbolic level of 8% unemployment, and more importantly for the political fortunes of the president, not to mention the millions of people who were unemployed in this country. it is now down to where it was when president obama took office. that is certainly welcome news coming off what is universally regarded his poor debate performance wednesday night. the president had two rallies in two swing states, virginia and ohio.
their big bash. today is saturday, october 20th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. investigators in colorado spent the last week looking for the person who abducted and killed 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. >> now, there's potentially a new clue that could bring them closer. they're hoping that this cross provides them with new information in the case. we're going to get more on this potential important piece of evidence in just a moment. >>> then it looks like a scene from an action movie. thieves making off with paintings worth millions of dollars. >>> plus, we've all season video of people swimming with dolphins. maybe you've done that? >> sure. every thursday. >> how about a tiger? ever thought of going swimming with a tiger? this is a new attraction at a zoo if florida. some people say it's thrilling, call of the wild. others say it's sending the wrong message. i thought cats didn't like water. >> well, who c
in suburbia." >>> thanks for joining us. i'm lester holt. feeling poorer these days? you're not alone. as you may have heard, according to a government study between 2007 and 2010 the median america family lost almost 40% of its net worth. many american families are falling out of the middle class and straight into poverty. in fact, for the first time there are more poor people living in the suburbs, the traditional home of the middle class, than in cities. we've been following three families as they confronted poverty for the first time. we've been with them on job searches and welfare offices, in their kitchens as they face losing their homes and their futures. yet never losing themselves. diane windemuller is the kind of do it all mom you often meet in the affluent suburbs of boulder, colorado. >> we're going to get some groceries. pasta, rice, cereal, a gallon of milk possibly, and eggs. >> she's an ambitious human resource executive with a masters degree, a husband, three kids, and a comfortable home. so what is diane doing here? >> you're entitled to the government commodities today. co
with "my kid would never do that." thanks for joining us. i'm lester holt. it's something we all worry about, how would our kids handle a tricky or dangerous situation when we're not around. natalie morales joins us for a look at kids and cars. >> it is that nail-biting moment for parents giving your kids the keys to the family car. but what if that person seemed to be high or drunk? the first time you hand over the car keys to your teen, it's not just because teens are inexperienced, it's all the critical choices they'll have to make. like should they answer that text while driving? [ bleep ] >> or put their lives in the hands of a friend who's been drinking. teens face many split-second decisions that could forever change their lives. and too often they make the wrong choice. teen drivers are four times more likely to crash than older drivers. and the number of teens killed in car crashes has risen for the first time in eight years. according to the governor's highway safety association. one reason may be that there are more teens on the road. >> they are, by nature, risk takers. >>
, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolfe live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe and joining us for the first time this season a special guest known simply as winter, even though it's fall. it is cold out there. >> and to reach and find the proper jacket today. hopefully i got the right one. it's cold outside across much of the country, as much as 25 degrees below normal for this time of year. some places will be in the teens today, and this cold front is moving east bringing chilly canadian air with it. we'll tell you how bad it will get and how long it will last in a moment. >>> we'll get into presidential politics. both candidates riding a new wave of momentum. president obama hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea
. >> "the last dive." >>> welcome to "dateline," everyone. i'm lester holt. it's a case some call the perfect crime. the setting sure was perfect, an island in the caribbean. a getaway vacation for a stressed out couple from new england. but only one of them came back alive. prosecutors would claim it was cold-blooded murder. let's see what you think happened in those warm tropical waters. because even after two juries had spoken, this case had a whole new ending. here's dennis murphy. >> for most of us who enjoy spending time in the water and an occasional swim, a dunk in a back yard pool will suffice. but for the more adventurous, only total submersion in the open ocean will do. a ticket to paradise. >> it's a majestic world. it's just awe inspiring. >> it's incredibly peaceful. you're down there with the fish. you look around you and it's amazing wonder. the closer you look, the more beautiful it gets. >> all of your senses are getting overloaded. the visual colors are phenomenal. >> david swain and his wife shelley tyre shared that passion for scuba diving. >> get me in the wa
," everyone, i'm lester holt. he was one of the lucky ones who found fame and fortune, a deejay with a golden voice on the radio and a golden touch in life. then, he vanished, in a mystery that stretched from the coast of california to a quiet town in montana. and the clue to it all, you might never guess, wrapped in a napkin, tucked in a cabinet, hidden in a library. but would anyone find it? here's keith morrison. >> today's tuesday. and here's what happened on this day in history. >> reporter: down below the surface of the pacific ocean, on the far side of california's catalina island, is a silent current. strange, how it flows up to the swelling coastline of santa barbara, then just before the open sea, turns back, to glide again past this storied island, when one sunny day in may 2006, someone in it. >> i'd saying i would rather be lucky than good. >> reporter: ken clark is a detective with the l.a. sheriff's department. been at it a long time, as has his partner, robert martin dale, more than 50 years between them, but nothing like the case that literally floated to them on a lonely rea
. >>> welcome to "dateline" everyone, i'm lester holt. a gated community august glamorous setting where the wealthy residents he is could feel safe. but it was not safe for one millionaire, murdered in his waterfront house. police had suspects but the evidence was only circumstantial and the case grew cold. turned out the key to the mystery, or rather two keys, were right there at the front door. here's keith morrison. >> reporter: there's a place, call it a pot of gold tend of ambition, of the american dream, a place the few and the lucky build their mansions by the sea. newport beach, orange county, california, where the most unexpected event would be murder. >> things like this rarely happen in newport beach, let alone in an area that's as secure as this area. >> reporter: let alone involving people like this, attractive, charismatic, living large, like nanette johnson packard mcneil. >> she had a beautiful home. she drove an expensive car and she was sort of living that dream california lifestyle. you talk about housewives orange county, she could have been on the show. >> reporter:
, and he didn't come alone. >> what's it like to be sitting here today as a couple? >> i'm lester holt, and this is "dateline." tonight, "crossing the line." here's jeff rossen. >> reporter: with her dazzling smile and provocative moves, hard to believe this nfl cheerleader was also a buttoned-up high school english cheerleader. >> who can tell me after looking over -- >> reporter: accused of a felony sex crime. >> cheerleader indicted. >> reporter: it's the story that had everyone talking this summer. sarah jones painted as a predator who took advantage of a teenage boy, one of her own students. and just last week, she faced a judge. >> state your name. >> sarah elizabeth jones. >> this was not about sex. this was not about a hidden relationship. >> reporter: so what was this about? sarah's defense team called it a modern-day witch hunt. >> they're obsessed, in my humble opinion, with getting her. >> prosecutors called her a sex offender, who knew what she did was wrong. >> the truth is going to come out, and i will bring it out. >> reporter: we'll go inside the case, from sarah's per
, this is a special edition of tod"today" w lester holt live from richmond, virginia, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in richmond, virginia, the university of richmond, our second stop in our tour of the key presidential battleground states. jenna wolfe is back inside studio 1a. jenna, good morning. good to see you. >> nice to see you. i should have known no matter what assignment you had, you would somehow manage to find a hurricane to cover as well. it's what you do and do so well at the same time. >> yeah, i have to tell you, it's better to be lucky than good. originally we planned to come here to virginia because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state o
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